A long time ago, when I was in kindergarten, I met a girl named Rebecca.
We were friends off and on throughout elementary school, but really became close in middle school. We became inseparable friends.
We have shared so much in life: kindergarten, sixth grade, high school, and college graduation, we were each other's Maid/Matron of Honor in our weddings, we even started having children at the same time. I started the tradition of boys in the families and ended up having three. We thought we would both end up with three boys, but along came the only girl, Zoe.
We even went through miscarriages at the same time. God truly blessed me when He gave me a friend in Rebecca.
When we were in high school, I made a silly little thing out of a plastic butter container. On the top was a flower and then when you opened it, there was a long stem with leaves. On each leaf it said a word, "My love for you grows and grows."
When I saw the design for this quilt, I knew this had to be a quilt for her.
While other friends were BFF's, we were Best Friends "For Always."
I thank God for a friend who knows me better than anyone else, who has been there through good times and bad, and will be there....for always.
And can you believe that when I gave her this quilt, she pulled out the flower that I had made for her almost 17 years ago! The red petals of the flower have faded and now they match the peaches in the quilt almost perfectly.
I even wrote love "for always" on the flower. We are truly blessed to have each other!
Adapted from Stems Quilt Pattern by Fig Tree Quilts